The International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympic programme and then include it in a shortlist for those Games was no mistake, IOC president Jacques Rogge said yesterday.Saturday, 1 June, 2013, 5:10am
Three months after being dropped from the 2020 Olympics, wrestling won the chance of a reprieve yesterday as it made the IOC shortlist for inclusion in the Games.30 May 2013 - 4:35am
The widespread reforms introduced to the historic sport of wrestling gives it a very strong chance of regaining its place in the Olympics, the newly elected president of the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles said.25 May 2013 - 5:22am
The ancient sport of wrestling has agreed to a shake-up of its rules to make it more attractive for spectators, in a desperate bid to stave off the threat of being axed from the Olympics in 2020.20 May 2013 - 3:25am
More than 800 players will take part in the Prudential Hong Kong Beach 5s at Repulse Bay next month, making it one of the region's biggest beach rugby tournaments.28 Feb 2013 - 3:29am
A decision made in faraway Lausanne, Switzerland, by 15 members of the International Olympic Committee's executive board earlier this month could well have a serious impact on Hong Kong.24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am
A typically belligerent stand between Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq in a frenetic third day hauled Pakistan back into the second cricket test after South Africa had owned the majority of the day at Newlands in Cape Town.15 Feb 2014 - 2:31am
Lau Wong-fat put Hongkongers on edge when he picked out one of the most unlucky sticks possible in a Taoist ceremony to predict the city's fortunes for the year.17 Feb 2013 - 1:59am
I love the game of golf and have little interest in wrestling. But we are talking Olympics in summer, not Augusta in April. In a somewhat bewildering move, the International Olympic Committee has decided wrestling was not sexy enough and bedevilled by weak TV ratings so it will be out come the 2020 Summer Games in order to allow other sports, like golf, into the fray.17 Feb 2013 - 6:46am
Wrestling may be facing a bleak Olympic future but it could have the last laugh at the International Olympic Committee's session in September in Buenos Aires.15 Feb 2013 - 4:59am
Mark Eddiva of the Philippines gave Hong Kong's Alex Lee Leung-wang a baptism of fire as the pair made their professional mixed martial arts debut in the Legend IV Fighting Championship at Asia World-Expo last night. The Tsuen Wan man's Muay Thai skills were no match for Eddiva's powerful grappling, with Lee forced to submit to a rear naked choke hold with 38 seconds left in round one.28 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Wrestlers on TV often give the impression that all they care about is violence, as they toss tables and chairs at each other.
But in reality, knowing how to protect your body and that of your opponent is by far the most important skill for these athletes.12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
Exercises, products and spas to get your back in shape for winter.
To strengthen the entire back
- Lie on your stomach, arms and legs outstretched. Rest your forehead on the floor, so it is aligned with the neck and spine.
- Pull your abdominals in, creating a 'cave' between your navel and the floor.6 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
You would be wrong if you thought that wrestling involved oversized musclemen performing staged fights in a ring to the sounds of heavy metal music. In fact, as one of the world's oldest and most prestigious sports, it was included in the first Olympic Games which took place in Greece during 776BC.21 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
You would be wrong if you thought that wrestling involved oversized musclemen performing staged fights in a ring to the sounds of heavy metal music.
In fact, as one of the world's oldest and most prestigious sports, it was included in the first Olympic Games which took place in Greece during 776 B.C.31 Oct 2004 - 12:00am